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Tropical forest conservation: Developing without deforestation

Understanding the impacts of government interventions intended to support rural development — such as strengthening land rights or boosting commercial agriculture — is crucial for designing better policies. Two recent studies highlight some of the complexities in measuring outcomes for people and forests.

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Phalan, B., Hajjar, R. Tropical forest conservation: Developing without deforestation. Nature Plants 3, 17120 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2017.120

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